Bug 882633 - no graphical splash after upgrade to F18 Beta
Summary: no graphical splash after upgrade to F18 Beta
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-02 12:24 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2014-02-05 13:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-02-05 13:30:17 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
plymouth-debug.log (133.70 KB, text/plain)
2012-12-02 12:25 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details

Description Kamil Páral 2012-12-02 12:24:45 UTC
Description of problem:
In Fedora 17 the graphical plymouth splash worked perfect. With Fedora 18 Beta LiveCD it works as well. But when I upgraded from F17 to F18 Beta, I now get only text plymouth boot progress, no graphics.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)

$ cat /proc/cmdline 
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.6.7-5.fc18.x86_64 root=/dev/mapper/vg-lv_root ro root=/dev/mapper/vg-lv_root ro rd.md=0 rd.dm=0 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us rd.luks.uuid=luks-b07a401c-96a9-47ab-8569-ac1809a1a1b9 rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_root rd.lvm.lv=vg/lv_swap LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet plymouth:debug

plymouth debug log attached.

These messages look suspicious:
[ply-renderer.c]                      ply_renderer_open_plugin:trying to open renderer plugin /usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so
[ply-utils.c]                               ply_open_module:Could not load module "/usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so": /usr/lib
64/plymouth/renderers/x11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[main.c]              find_distribution_default_splash:Distribution default splash is configured to be 'spinner'
[main.c]                           show_default_splash:Trying distribution default splash
[main.c]                             start_boot_splash:Loading boot splash theme '/usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth'
[ply-key-file.c]                        ply_key_file_open_file:Failed to open key file /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/spinner.plymouth: No such file or directory
[main.c]                             start_boot_splash:Loading boot splash theme '/usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth'
[ply-key-file.c]                        ply_key_file_open_file:Failed to open key file /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth: No such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade from F17 to F18
2. boot

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-12-02 12:25:32 UTC
Created attachment 655938 [details]

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2012-12-02 12:34:55 UTC
$ sudo dracut -f
didn't help.

$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -l
(I don't know which one of those is set as default)

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-12-04 23:02:33 UTC
it looks like spinner is your current default, though not installed.

does yum install plymouth-theme-spinner and then dracut -f fix it?

I wonder how spinner became your default.

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2012-12-05 20:24:20 UTC
Ray, the approach form comment 3 fixed the issue for me. But I learned that spinner is not the theme Fedora uses by default (unless some change has been done in F18 very recently). So I removed it again, and used
$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme charge
which finally reverted me back to the good old theme. However, I must not use this
$ sudo plymouth-set-default-theme -r
because it reverts it back to text theme again (even though I though charge was the default one).

My upgrade log is in attachment 655735 [details]. Do you see any reason why would the plymouth theme change during upgrade? Please note I have used plymouth.splash=fedup as boot argument to fedup to work around bug 879295. Can it be the cause?

I don't think this has been once-in-a-lifetime glitch, so more people will probably hit it once they start massively upgrading to F18.

Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2013-01-11 11:37:24 UTC
I tried to reproduce with F17->F18 Final upgrade and everything worked correctly, I had "charge" theme afterwards. So either this was fixed in the meantime, or there was something in my previous configuration that caused it. Can't reproduce in a VM.

Comment 6 Brandon 2013-02-22 16:02:40 UTC
Here is a solution that restores the splash if you have nvidia drivers installed or ATI..  My resolution is 1280x1024x32. This might work for you, it might not.

add the following to  /etc/default/grub


then run the following command

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Source: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=280259

Nvidia 250 GTS is my card.

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